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‘Madden’ madness: 18 years of gaming

shane.nyman and shane.nyman October 4, 2007
There may be only one place that Jon Kitna, quarterback of the perennially awful Detroit Lions, can be seen hoisting the Lombardi Trophy, and it isn't in the real world. It's in the world of "Madden NFL," the best-selling sports video game franchise of all-time.

Gamers celebrate release of ‘Halo 3’

shane.nyman and shane.nyman September 27, 2007
A line of roughly 200 gamers gathered outside of Marquette's Gamestop store Monday night, braving pouring rain and thunderstorms to finally get their hands on the highly anticipated "Halo 3" for Xbox 360. The store opened its doors at midnight Monday, exclusively because of the game's high demand.

Nice Shorts!

shane.nyman and shane.nyman September 20, 2007
When students are seeking entertainment, three options are usually going to the movies, checking out live music or going to live comedy. All three options will combine into one event on Monday, Sept. 24 when NMU's campus welcomes the Film on the Run festival.

Afroman: Seeing Through the Smoke

shane.nyman and shane.nyman September 6, 2007
In 2001, the grammy-nominated stoner anthem "Because I Got High" catapulted Joseph "Afroman" Foreman to the top of the hip-hop world. Now, six years removed from what most likely will be his mainstream peak, Afroman finds himself seated in a small, smoky Marquette hotel room with a few friends and Casa Calabria leftovers.

Afroman lights up Marquette with charismatic Monday night performance

shane.nyman and shane.nyman September 6, 2007
"Tomorrow brings pain and sorrow, but tonight, we're all right," crooned Afroman in his opener Monday night at UpFront & Company. The words rang true for most in attendance, who chose to dedicate their Labor Day to the hard-partying rapper, whose set ran into Tuesday morning with classes looming just hours away.

Syms: Northern student navigates through life with the help of hip-hop.

shane.nyman and shane.nyman September 6, 2007
Children growing up in the Upper Peninsula typically don't look to hip-hop as a possible creative outlet. For graphic communications major Jeremy Symons, however, hip-hop is hopefully not just his passion, it's a launching pad for his future. Now better known simply as Syms (pronounced like rhymes), Symons has spent the last seven years trudging through the local scene cluttered with rock 'n' roll cover bands to establish himself as a legitimate hip-hop force.

Resounding Notes

shane.nyman and shane.nyman August 30, 2007
blues fest, flat broke, marquette area blues society

Personalizing Your Dorm

shane.nyman and shane.nyman August 30, 2007
Without proper decorating and personalization, living a semester in a 12 feet by 12 feet dorm room can be a lot like spending a semester in a prison cell. The key to surviving dorm life is to make it either as homey and comfortable as possible, or to make it outrageously fun and entertaining.

Best & Worst Places to Study

shane.nyman and shane.nyman August 30, 2007
Like it or not, a new school year is upon us. Summer fun is history and it's time to hit the books. With cramming sessions in sight, there is an important question lingering for NMU newbies - and maybe even the confused veterans who haven't quite gotten their act together: Where should I study? THE BEST: Upper Floor, Learning Resource Center Sometimes it's surprising how isolated and alone a student can feel once the trek is made up to the third floor of the LRC.

Road Trip

shane.nyman and shane.nyman June 8, 2007
There are endless ways to spend days off in Marquette. A summer afternoon could be spent belly-flopping off of Black Rocks, or maybe Hogback or Sugarloaf mountains could both be conquered. Perhaps the miles of bike paths throughout the city could be explored or a Frosty Treats banana-split could be devoured.

NIN’s ‘Year Zero’ has ups and downs

shane.nyman and shane.nyman April 26, 2007
The idea for Nine Inch Nails' sixth full studio album is incredibly original. It's a concept album dreamed up by mastermind Trent Reznor of a down-the-tubes 2022 America. The military is running the country - taking over everything from government to religion - until the people decide to fight back.
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